Time to Plant Your Cool Weather Veggies

Now that the weather is starting to cool down, it’s time to start gardening for your cool weather Las Vegas landscaping. Yes, even in the dry desert you can grow a luscious garden. So, when it comes to fall gardening, what are the best plants?

The following are most successfully grown when planted between September and November:

  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Turnip
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Beans

Now that you know what to plant, you need to know the step-by-step process to ensure they grow large.

First thing to note, while these plants can be successfully when planted anytime throughout the fall, they will flourish most if planted prior to Columbus Day, which is October 13 this year.

Step 1: Find the right location

The plants will be most healthy if planted close to your house. We recommended planting right along side your kitchen, so you can easily keep an eye on them to better keep pests away. Also, if it’s right by your kitchen, you can more easily access the vegetables for eating. Keep in mind that the plants need at least six hours of sunlight a day so avoid any shade.

Step 2: Prepare the soil

The natural soil in this dry desert is essentially dead, so this alone won’t do anything for your plants. You need soil that is organic with proper drainage. You can talk with the Las Vegas landscaping experts about what type of organic soil will work best for the plants you choose to grow. If you are on a tight budget, you could create your own compost to use instead. Of course, this can take months to make just right so you’ll want to get that started at the beginning of summer.

Step 3: Read the seed packets

It seems obvious, but some people fail to do this thinking that it isn’t necessary. Well, seed packets can actually tell you a lot about the plant and what exactly it needs. This can help you determine spacing between seeds and how deep to plant it.

Step 4: Water the plants

Even though the hot sun isn’t beating down on the plants during the fall, you still need to water them efficiently. When you initially plant the seeds, the soil should always be kept moist. Once the plant has started to grow, just check that the soil is moist as least a few inches from the top.

If you aren’t confident in your gardening abilities or need help maintaining it as the weather grows colder, contact the experts in landscaping Las Vegas homeowners rely on. Showcase Land Care can properly maintain your garden to ensure it remains prosperous throughout the entire season. For more information about fall Las Vegas landscaping, contact 702.531.6789.

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